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UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Sep. 20, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change, and officials report slight but vague signs of encouragement from ongoing talks at the United Nations. For the second time in four days, this time out of U.N....

Protesters target London's major ring road for 4th time

Sep. 20, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade apologized on Monday for their role in bringing another day of traffic chaos to London's major ring road but said the road blocks would continue unless a dialogue opens up. ...

The Latest: Biden to ease foreign travel restrictions

Sep. 20, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions into the U.S. beginning in November, when his administration will require all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated. All foreign travelers flying to the U.S. will need to...

UK gov't says lights will stay on despite energy price surge

Sep. 20, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's business secretary said on Monday that there is no danger that people won't be able to heat their homes this winter after a surge in natural gas prices forced him to hold emergency talks with energy suppliers and consumer groups. Kwasi Kwarteng...

US easing foreign travel restrictions; vaccinations required

Sep. 20, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will ease foreign travel restrictions to the country beginning in November, allowing foreigners in if they have proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test, the White House said Monday. The new rules will replace a hodgepodge of...

France seeks European support after submarine deal surprise

Sep. 20, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France canceled meetings with British and Australian officials and is trying to rally EU allies behind its push for more European sovereignty after being humiliated by major Pacific defense pact orchestrated by the U.S. Australia and Britain insisted Monday...

Biden pitching partnership after bumpy stretch with allies

Sep. 20, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming...

London subway in first major expansion since the '90s

Sep. 20, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s subway opened two new stations Monday in the network’s first expansion since the 1990s, an expansion that Mayor Sadiq Khan said will play a key role in the capital’s recovery from the pandemic. The two new Northern Line stations are at the...

UK's Princess Beatrice gives birth to daughter

Sep. 20, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have had a baby daughter, Buckingham Palace said Monday. The baby, who was born on Saturday at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces (2.78 kilos). Her name was not...

4 men charged for shouting antisemitic abuse in London

Sep. 20, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Four men were charged Monday for allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse while driving around in a convoy in north London. The suspects, all in their 20s and from the northwest English town of Blackburn, are accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting...